Ten to Fourteen, 2010 List
Short-statured, stout-hearted and cranky, Hallie is furiously determined to avenge his family's honor - and fend off the trolls - by his sword or by his wits in this grand yet comic saga.
Step by step, young readers learn how scientific research placed a 1974 fossil hominid into the family of man and his ancestors. Extensive research, clear organization, and intriguing graphics contribute to an accessible introduction to the mystery of human origins.
Budding naturalists accompany Dr. Tyrone Hayes as he and his students, called the "Frog Squad", conduct research into the effects of pesticides on frog development. A lively narrative and vivid photographs convey the joy of scientific research.
The excavation work of forensic anthropologists is meticulously chronicled with photographs, diagrams, and period documents as the secrets of colonial-era burial sites are uncovered, offering up clues and insights into lives of the past.
Two teens find themselves in the heat of battle as World War I is recreated as a struggle between the Clankers, an army relying on incredible war machines, and the Darwinists, who employ fantastic creatures. This exciting, adventure story is brought vividly to life by Thompson’s illustrations.